There are some AMAZING Pride 2021 events taking place.
The world has been in a real state of flux over the last few months, as a result of the outbreak of Covid-19. As a result of the pandemic, thousands of major events have been cancelled, or changed dramatically.
But the show must go on, in some capacity.
June is Pride Month, a promotion of the self-affirmation, dignity, equality, and increased visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people as a social group. And while this year will be very different, the show will well and truly go on.
In celebration of Pride 2021, a number of brilliant virtual events will be taking place this weekend.
So, we wanted to share a round up with you of some of the best virtual events taking place, so that you can sign up, tune in and enjoy.
This selection of artworks explores parts of the national collection through a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex and Asexual (LGBTQIA+) lens to bring untold stories to light. This collection of works hopes to create a more welcoming space for LGBTQIA+ visitors in the Gallery by highlighting their community’s history.
Open from June 16th to July 16th, Dublin LGBTQ+ Pride presents a series of exhibitions within Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre.
Past/Present/Pride is a series of conversations that celebrates LGBTI+ writers presented by MoLI, the Museum of Literature Ireland in partnership with UCD’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion programme. Hosted by psychologist Dr Paul D’Alton, Past/Present/Pride reflects on the work of writers that have witnessed significant social change for members of the LGBTI+ communities in Ireland and beyond. In this daytime event, Dr Paul D’Alton and MoLI’s Digital Curator, Benedict Schlepper-Connolly, speak to Professor Margaret Kelleher about the series so far, reflecting on interviews with writers Emma Donoghue, Colm Tóibín, Mary Dorcey and Adiba Jaigirdar.
Keeping in line with Dublin Pride’s Theme of the Week: Community, on June 25th at 6 pm, Bi+ Ireland invites any adult who identifies under the bi+ umbrella and their loved ones to our Pride Quiz.
Drag & Draw is an art class with a difference! Led by facilitator and artist Ailbhe O’Connor, the classes are essentially life drawing sessions with drag performers as models, so it is half art class and half drag show.
Last year there was a lot of fun had watching the Pride virtual parade and concert together, so the same is happening again this year.
The Virtual Pride Parade will once again be broadcast live from The Round Room at The Mansion House on Saturday, June 26th as part of a full-day entertainment programme in support of the Dublin Pride Fund. Join it live from 12:00 pm on Pride TV.